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24 April 2019

Queensland Safety Newsflash -
Failure of electrical protection circuit

The Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines recently released a Safety Newsflash concerning a failure of electrical short circuit protection on diesel-powered plant used in underground coal mines.
The NSW Resources Regulator will be following up on this issue.
What action should mine operators take?
  • Read the Safety Newsflash.
  • Undertake appropriate checks of all diesel equipment operating at your mine to ensure that the electrical protection systems installed on the equipment functions as intended. 
  • If the equipment is found to be subject to this defect, it must be removed from service until corrective actions are implemented and shown to be effective.
Queensland Mines Inspectorate Safety Newsflash
Further contact info:
Resources Regulator | Phone: 1300 814 609

Regional NSW, Resources Regulator
516 High St
Maitland, New South Wales 2320

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